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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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I love soup!  I make up soups all the time, and will eat them for every meal of the day. Truth be told, I think I think I eat soup almost everyday.   I just can't get enough soup.  I'm surprised that I do not have more recipes for soup on this blog. 

This is the most recent soup to emerge from my trusty cast iron kettle, a garlicky turnip and kale soup with a hint of chive.  I didn't have any fresh chives around, only dry I saved from my garden this summer; it would be marvelous with fresh chive, but the dry ones worked well enough!  It is kind of like potato soup, but less starchy and without all those tricky potato-induced knee pains and bouts of lethargy (darn nightshades...).   Turnips are a great source of fiber, and are ultra strengthening to the spleen.  We all know the wonderful powers of kale, and garlic is a powerful detoxifying food.  It is ACD-friendly, gluten free, and vegan. Wonderful!

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